NDTV: In Budget Speech, Nirmala Sitharaman Announces Creation Of ‘Gandhipedia’

NDTV: In Budget Speech, Nirmala Sitharaman Announces Creation Of ‘Gandhipedia’. “Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced the creation of a ‘Gandhipedia’ that she said would help propagate ‘positive Gandhian values’. 2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.”

Times of India: Network to record stranding of marine animals launched

Times of India: Network to record stranding of marine animals launched . “Of late, the stranding of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and sea turtles has been reported across the Karnataka coast. Of the 120 odd species of marine mammals found in the world, 30-35 varieties of cetaceans and one variety of sirenian are found in the waters of the Indian subcontinent. However, so far, there has been no documentation of the marine mammals, especially those that have washed ashore in Karnataka.”

India Times: You Can Learn About Yoga & Important Yoga Pioneers Of Past In This Cool Online Museum Tour

India Times: You Can Learn About Yoga & Important Yoga Pioneers Of Past In This Cool Online Museum Tour . “Today is World Yoga Day. And while most of us may not be able to hold a yogic pose, we may yet redeem ourselves by knowing more about yoga and its pioneers of modern history than anyone else. Maybe even win a quiz competition, who knows! And if you want to be a yoga brainiac, there’s a virtual museum tour you can take right in your web browser.”

New Indian Express: 100-year-old books at Chennai’s Presidency College to get new lease of life

New Indian Express: 100-year-old books at Chennai’s Presidency College to get new lease of life. “Century-old rare books lying in the library of Geology department of Presidency College will get a new lease of life soon. The college authority has decided to digitise the rare volume of books to enhance its lifespan. The college has received a funding of around Rs 9.49 lakh from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), which will be used in the digitisation project.”

LiveMint: Archiving the sound of music

LiveMint: Archiving the sound of music. “The noise of NH48 gets left behind as soon as you enter the institutional area in Sector 32, Gurugram. On either side of leafy avenues are tall glass-panelled towers. Amidst these high-rise buildings a compact, pristine structure stands out—exposed bricks, green domes and terracotta sculptures scattered on the front lawn. This structure is home to the American Institute of Indian Studies, which has two centres — the Centre for Art and Archeology, and the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (Arce). I am here to visit the latter.”

Orissa Post: How social media changed governance in India

Orissa Post: How social media changed governance in India. ” For the Generation Z, it has already become a way of life – tweeting about the problems while getting a passport or writing a Facebook post about the sanitary conditions on trains and expecting a response from the concerned authorities. This was unimagianble just a few years ago. In fact, keeping in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of creating a digitally empowered nation, a large number of leaders, organisations, Ministries and the Armed Forces are marking their presence felt online – that too with witty quips at times.”

Business Standard: Instagram leak to online frauds, Indian firms have a ‘cyber battle’ ahead

Business Standard: Instagram leak to online frauds, Indian firms have a ‘cyber battle’ ahead. “Recently, private contact information of millions of Instagram users was found in an unguarded online database, and the cache was traced back to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox. Before that, security lapse in one of State Bank of India (SBI) servers had leaked data of its SBI Quick service customers. These breaches are just a few examples underscoring Indian firms’ vulnerability, despite warnings from past incidents.”